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Is Gatorade an acceptable generic name for sports drinks?

Only difference to me is Gatorade is more akin to Kleenex, BandAid, etc where the name brand defines the category. Whereas KFC is just one of many chicken chains...

about 7 hours ago
FattyDumplin in Not About Food

Is Gatorade an acceptable generic name for sports drinks?

i get where you're coming from. I would totally be fine if you offered me a gatorade and gave me costo brand. If anyone raises a stink, I'd be like, "f off, dude" to be honest.

or maybe, you can do "air quotes" as you say gatorade :)

about 10 hours ago
FattyDumplin in Not About Food
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Maialino ordering

Thanks again. So much stuff to choose from. I'm tempted to do the carbonara... unfortunatley will be a late night (10PM) meal so won't be able to hit the happy hour, but now really looking forward to dinner!

about 10 hours ago
FattyDumplin in Manhattan

Maialino ordering

Thanks all! I'd heard the pastas were great, and sounds like you all aggree!

about 15 hours ago
FattyDumplin in Manhattan

Maialino ordering

Hi, I'm finally having dinner at Maialino. I couldn't find any detailed recent reviews, but in scanning the online menu, the antipasti and primi all sound wonderful. I'm very open to all things, so thought I'd hear what others' favoriates are at the restaurant so as to optimize my ordering. Thanks!

about 18 hours ago
FattyDumplin in Manhattan

Beijing Duck House (Cupertino)

July 17th.

Beijing Duck House (Cupertino)

so weird. and if this really is a permanent decline, i'll be really disappointed. oddly enough, my kids who devoured the duck the first time didn't do so on our latest trip... maybe they are more discerning than me after all.

Replacing Asian Pear in Korean BBQ with chemical tenderizer?

Shoot, I dont recall offhand and I'm away this week. But I d remember it's the most expensive one and had the lowest sodium content 270mg isn per serving. I'll post with name when I get back.

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

totally. law of unintended consequences. no can really predict what the ultimate impact will be. may be good, may be bad, the reality is no one actually knows.

Jul 24, 2015
FattyDumplin in Not About Food

Shuko Just Cancelled My Husbands Birthday Dinner- Alternative?

gotcha.

Jul 24, 2015
FattyDumplin in Manhattan

Replacing Asian Pear in Korean BBQ with chemical tenderizer?

have you considered using a pre-made marinade? You sort of have to try them out but i've found one at my local 99 Ranch that is fantastic. This is definitely a product where paying a small premium is worth it for a better marinade. just an idea, but totally understand if you're inclined to make your own. a good supstitute for the pear is to just use frozne juice from concentrate. i've used POG juice in the past and its worked well and keeps a long time in the freezer.

Eating Corn On The Cob--What's Your Style???

when you say fermented tofu, are you talking about do fou ru? HOw do you do it, just slather it on like butter?

Jul 24, 2015
FattyDumplin in General Topics

Eating Corn On The Cob--What's Your Style???

taiwanese night market style...

all you need is soy paste (like soy sauce but thick like a paste), taiwanese sweet chili sauce (sort of thick, and sweet / spicy) and garlic. mix it all together and you have your marinade.

now, shuck the corn and throw it on the grill over medium heat. over 10 - 15 min it will start to char. now, start lathering the marinade on the corn. lather, let it cook dry, lather, dry. do it a few times.

just as the corn starts charring evenly and some of the kernels start to get a bit dessicated looking, you're done.

Jul 24, 2015
FattyDumplin in General Topics

Your Waffle Iron--Use It!

this list is all kinds of awesome. totally doing these...

Jul 24, 2015
FattyDumplin in Cookware

Shuko Just Cancelled My Husbands Birthday Dinner- Alternative?

wait, is that the chinese guy, Kane, they brought back???

Jul 24, 2015
FattyDumplin in Manhattan

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

sure it is. the government budgets out a certain amount it needs to run. tax collection provides for that budget. if others are shirking their tax paying responsibility, then the burden unfairly falls on those who do pay.

Jul 24, 2015
FattyDumplin in Not About Food

Portland diner owner under fire for yelling at toddler, Facebook posts

to a 21 month old, no less.

Portland diner owner under fire for yelling at toddler, Facebook posts

totally agree with everything you said except for the last statement... i would venture that almost every kid CAN sit still in a restaurant. It's a question of whether every parent is willing to enforce proper behavior. My kids both went through their toddler stage when all they wanted to do was run around in restaurants, particularly on play dates. It's an innate behavior. But, a couple stern talking tos and a withering side-eye glare quickly fixed it.

And yes, I hate "*those parents* who choose to do nothing in the face of misbehavior.

Roast Duck: SFBA Dish of the Month July 2015

Roll roti does a seasonal rotisserie duck. I find the flavoring a bit too light and the meat dry. But was reasonably priced (blanking on actual cost). It was a light orange glaze but wish it had been a bit more in your face glaze.

Looking for a fun place good for group of 10...

I'm chinese. It's not just flushing :). I find almost all k bbq places have way cooler clientele than chinese restos!

Jul 22, 2015
FattyDumplin in Outer Boroughs

Dunkin Donuts coming to the Bay Area

its funny. across the street from my midtown office, we had a DD that did ok, but not well enough. then it switched toa Tim Hortons, which I guess is all the rage in Canada so everyone got excited. Fast forward 3 months later after everyone one the office had made their inaugural trip, it was kinda like, ok, its fine, its basically DD but Canadian. And no one every went back. I think that will be the trajectory of DD in SF.

Looking for a fun place good for group of 10...

Wan Chai was my other suggestion to the team and i'll see which they vote on, but seems like either would be great. Thanks a lot!

Jul 22, 2015
FattyDumplin in Outer Boroughs

Looking for a fun place good for group of 10...

Thanks! any thoughts on HKD Baekjeong? I saw some review that lau really liked it and i do crave a good korean bbq meal...

Jul 22, 2015
FattyDumplin in Outer Boroughs

Dunkin Donuts coming to the Bay Area

neither good nor bad. you'll probably go there once and call it a day. the donuts are ok. coming from NYC, they never struck me as all that fresh (occasionally we'd get ones that had a slight staleness to them), but they do have variety. the coffee is pretty divisive. some people love the iced coffee, which is very light but pretty in-line with what yo u get from your average NYC coffee cart. i hated it, but that's because i tend to like coffee with a bit more nuttiness to it. given the options around the bay area for great coffee and pretty good donuts, i don't see it doing all that well.

Roast Duck: SFBA Dish of the Month July 2015

i will say, the duck was still awesome. the soup, a perfect touch for this type of heavy meal, but i was a bit disappointed by the fried carcass. it was still good (you can't go wrong with fried duck skin and fat), but the flavor was a bit muted. I recall the last time, it was a salt and flavor bomb, not so much this time. but enjoy... business was a bit slow when we were there last friday, so hope things go well for them.

Roast Duck: SFBA Dish of the Month July 2015

what a great name. never knew that.

Roast Duck: SFBA Dish of the Month July 2015

You know, I'm not sure. I was told the $39.99 gets you duck + soup. If you want to duck + fried carcass, it's $42.99. If you want duck + soup + carcass it's $50.99.

What did you get for the $39.99? I could have sworn the few times there, the base price got me all 3 dishes. This meal, though still exemplary, felt a bit pricey at $50+ for the 3...

Would you have asked...? Food to be thrown out

wow, that is shocking to me. i just never knew that leftovers would get eaten. no judgement or anything, but I just learn something new everyday.

Jul 20, 2015
FattyDumplin in Not About Food

$500 on the line with a friend in a steak cook off

I disagree with you on that medium rare steak is no good... nothing I love more than a ribeye that is mid rare with the outer fat charred but the inside still juicy.

that said, i totally agree on the ribeye cap. Cooked to med ium / well done it is still an amazing piece of meat...

my rec to the OP is to buy a ribeye cap steak... its literally the entire cap for a strong of ribeyes that is sometimes sold separately. my favorite cut in the world

Jul 20, 2015
FattyDumplin in Home Cooking

Looking for a fun place good for group of 10...

I'm taking my junior team out to dinner in a couple weeks, about 10 people total. And in the past we've done stuff like Yokocho and Russian Vodka Room, so fun, kind of esoteric places where you can get decent food in a fine, energetic atmosphere.

for this latest excursion, i'd love some ideas of where we can go for dinner in queens. we'll be LIRR'ing it so proximity to stations is important, which is why i'm thinking flushing is a good place.

We're totally open on food... Could do a good korean bbq joint or even hot pot city which i think would be a blast. But would love to hear what others woudl suggest and what's new as i've not lived in NYC since 2011.

FD

Jul 20, 2015
FattyDumplin in Outer Boroughs